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Best and Worst Movie Foods

Don’t let the calorie counts of theater treats ruin your night—there are smart ways to snack at the movies.
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How to pick a movie snack

by Amanda MacMillan

Mystery, intrigue, horror—you go to the movies hoping to get these on the big screen, not at the concession stand. But don’t let the calorie counts of theater treats ruin your night, there are smart ways to snack at the movies.

“There’s no getting around the fact that you’re going to eat junk when you go to a movie theater,” says Paul Kriegler, RD, corporate dietitian for Life Time Fitness, headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota. “You definitely don’t want to go [to the movies] hungry, and whatever you do order you’re going to want to share with friends.”

Here’s what to pick (and skip) before your flick.

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